High-stepper High"-step`per, n. A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • high stepper — noun a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting • Syn: ↑stepper • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑Equus caballus …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-stepper — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that steps high; especially : a spirited horse that moves with a high step …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-stepper —  Fashionably and expensively dressed person …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • high-stepping — high stepper, n. /huy step ing/, adj. 1. seeking unrestrained pleasure, as by frequenting night clubs, parties, etc.; leading a wild and fast life: a high stepping young crowd. 2. (of a horse) moving with the leg raised high. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • stepper — noun 1. a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting • Syn: ↑high stepper • Hypernyms: ↑horse, ↑Equus caballus 2. a professional dancer • Syn: ↑hoofer …   Useful english dictionary

  • high — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 a of great vertical extent (a high building). b (predic.; often in comb.) of a specified height (one inch high; water was waist high). 2 a far above ground or sea level etc. (a high altitude). b inland, esp. when raised… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-stepping — adjective having or moving with a high step his high stepped stride a high stepping horse • Syn: ↑high stepped • Similar to: ↑high * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stepper — Synonyms and related words: Jehu, ambler, cob, flier, gaited horse, galloper, goer, hell driver, high stepper, horse racer, hummer, hustler, jockey, pacer, pad, padnag, prancer, racer, racker, runner, scorcher, side wheeler, single footer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • high-step — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: back formation from high stepper : to move with a high step high stepping across the sand Nadine Gordimer * * * /huy step /, v., high stepped, high stepping. v.i. 1. to walk or run by raising the legs… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-stepping — /ˈhaɪ stɛpɪŋ/ (say huy steping) adjective 1. (of a horse) moving with the leg raised high off the ground. 2. (of a person) fashionably dressed; having fashionable pretensions. 3. dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure; leading a hectic life. –high… …   Australian English dictionary

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